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Office Depot lawsuit reimbursing 24 local agencies

Rochester, N.Y. -- An investigation by the New York Attorney General's Office has resulted in a $475,000 settlement with Office Depot.

The settlement resolved allegations that Office Depot overcharged more than 500 New York state government entities, including 24 Rochester-area agencies, schools and organizations.

"By failing to honor their contract, Office Depot profited at the expense of New York taxpayers, local governments and state agencies," said Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Office Depot signed a contract in 2008 with the Office of General Services (OGS) to sell office supplies to OGS customers at a price at least as low as the price at which it sold office supplies to the United States General Services Administration.

The company was not able to comply with the guarantee and overcharged OGS customers by hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Every impacted OGS customer will receive a check from Office Depot for the full amount it was overcharged.

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Washington Times